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New champ crowned at Chicago Dragon Boat Race

Young athletes at the 15th Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy.

It was down to the wire for the final race at the 15th Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy on June 27, with the United Sky Dragons clinching first place by just a split second, edging out longtime champion Grainger Dragons. The second runner-up was Pan Pepsi.

This is the first year Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York (HKETONY) is sponsoring the races in Ping Tom Park, organized by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce.

A total of 30 teams from local business and community organizations joined the races. HKETONY presented a team, We Love Hong Kong, formed by young working professionals.

A total of 30 dragon boat teams competed in the races.

Claudia Yeung, head of communications and PR for HKETONY, presents medals to participants of the winning team, United Sky Dragons.


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